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'Aggressive' pack of dogs caught on camera

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A YouTube video of home surveillance reveals three dogs sniffing around a porch over the weekend. A YouTube video of home surveillance reveals three dogs sniffing around a porch over the weekend.
Some Evergreen Historic District residents spotted the pack of five to eight dogs last fall in their neighborhood, which is roughly ten minutes from the Cooper-Young area. Some Evergreen Historic District residents spotted the pack of five to eight dogs last fall in their neighborhood, which is roughly ten minutes from the Cooper-Young area.
The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) sent a warning to residents in July when dogs acted aggressively with at least one resident who was walking her dog. The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) sent a warning to residents in July when dogs acted aggressively with at least one resident who was walking her dog.
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(WMC-TV) - One community's concern for personal safety continues to rise after multiple attacks from a pack of feral dogs, which has roamed the streets since last summer.

The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) sent a warning to residents in July when dogs acted aggressively with at least one resident who was walking her dog. Shortly after that incident, the association's director said several cats were found mauled.

Some Evergreen Historic District residents spotted the pack of five to eight dogs last fall in their neighborhood, which is roughly ten minutes from the Cooper-Young area.

"I know stories, often friends who live in Midtown getting cornered in alleys by six or seven dogs at night and their dogs being threatened in the process," said resident Jessica Haverkamp in September. "That's not a situation you want to be in because, you can't really protect yourself when there's that many."

Memphis Animal Services captured two of the dogs, but residents say the pack still prowls around Midtown.

A YouTube video of home surveillance reveals three dogs sniffing around a porch over the weekend. According to the post's description, a cat was found dead to the left of the house after the video captured the dogs.

Residents expressed further safety concerns such as hesitantly letting their children play in the front yard or walking with extreme caution in the neighborhood.

Veterinarian Dr. Thomas Slattery does not recommend people approach the pack of dogs.

"I think people should be afraid of them. I don't know they'll stay away from people," said Slattery.

Memphis Animal Services will continue to patrol for the animals.

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